Thank Folk It’s Friday – 5th February

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have announced a new album, PersonA, to be released this April. Details here

– Melbourne based singer-songwriter Ariela Jacobs released her new single “Lost”. Details here

– Brisbane’s Michael David Thomas released his new video “Bad Reputation (26 January)”. Details here

– Celebrated Americana duo The Weeping Willows have announced a new album and national tour. Details here

– Melbourne indie-folk singer Phia released her new video “Do You Ever”. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Brendon Moon released his new video “Wandering Boy”. Details here

Catherine Traicos has announced album launch shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Details here

– London nu-folkers Treetop Flyers released their new single “31 Years”. Details here

Of Monsters and Men released their new video “Wolves Without Teeth”. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Tim Guy has announced east coast dates this March. Details here

The Peninsula Picnic in Victoria returns with a lineup that includes Missy Higgins, Kim Churchill, Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Timberwolf and Ruby Whiting. Details here

Dawn Landes and Piers Faccini released their new video “Book of Dreams”. Details here

– Victorian event Summer In The Hills announced their lineup including Kim Churchill, Jordie Lane, Woodlock, Phil Manning, Doc White w/ Steve Williams and Dave Diprose. Details here

Reviews

Gigs

“We’ve seen him in a number of settings, from large festival stages, to solo shows, from super groups, to full band concerts and even a magical collaboration with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. But it’s the witty repartee that fills the gaps between songs and reveals his inner dork that is exactly the thing that fans love about him”KT Bell Reviews Josh Pyke at Twilight at Taronga. Review here

Releases This Week

Catherine Traicos
Brave The Good DarkCatherine Traicos
iTunes

Davey Craddock
City WestDavey Craddock
iTunes

Southern Light
Southern LightSal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel
iTunes

Zac Saber
ClearerZac Saber
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Presents

The Timbers

William Fitzsimmons

Thursday 11th February – Twilight Markets, QEII Square, Albury, NSW
Friday 12th February – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC

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William Fitzsimmons

William Fitzsimmons

One of our favourite singer-songwriters, William Fitzsimmons, embarks on his first ever Australian tour. If you only see one show other than Gillian Welch this week, make it this one.

Tuesday 9th February – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Ainsley Farrell, Jake Edgley
Thursday 11th February – Zigi’s, Sydney, NSW

Beth Patterson
Saturday 6th February – Royal Mail Hotel, Ipswich, QLD
Saturday 6th February – Ballina RSL Club, Ballina, NSW

Boy & Bear
Friday 12th February – Horden Pavilion, Sydney, NSW

Dave Rawlings Machine
Friday 12th February – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Elwood Myre
Friday 5th February – Nimbin Hotel, Lismore, NSW
Saturday 6th February – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 7th February – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Folkswagon
Wednesday 10th February – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gillian Welch
Friday 5th February – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 6th February – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 8th February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 9th February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th February – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

James Thomson
Friday 12th February – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Saturday 6th February – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 12th February – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

John Butler Trio
Friday 5th February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 6th February – Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 7th February – Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne, VIC

John Flanagan and Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel
Friday 5th February – The Cube, Wodonga, VIC
Saturday 6th February – Tallangatta Valley Hall, Tallangatta Valley, VIC
Sunday 7th February – Oxley Hall, Oxyley, VIC
Thursday 11th February – Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 12th February – Alexandra Town Hall, Alexandra, VIC

José González
Friday 5th February – Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 6th February – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 7th February – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 10th February – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th February – Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, WA

Josh Pyke
Friday 5th February – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 6th February – Star Court Theatre, Lismore, NSW
Friday 12th February – Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne, VIC

Kate Miller-Heidke
Thursday 11th February – The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 12 February – Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich, QLD

Phia w/ Clio
Wednesday 10th February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Pocket Fox
Saturday 6th February – Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT

Porch Light Sessions feat. William Crighton, Wartime Sweethearts, Bec Bastoli
Thursday 11th February – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Rowena Wise and the Guys w/ James Teague
Saturday 6th February – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Ruby Boots
Saturday 6th February – Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW

Sam Newton
Friday 5th February – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 11th February – The Bunker, Coogee, NSW
Friday 12th February – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Scott Balfour
Thursday 11th February – Coopers Alehouse @ Earl Of Aberdeen, Adelaide, SA

The Audreys
Friday 12th February – Speigeltent, Adelaide, SA

The Beards
Saturday 6th February – Houghton Fest, Houghton, SA

The Button Collective
Saturday 6th February – Rocks Brewing Co., Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th February – The Little Guy, Sydney, NSW

The Scrimshaw Four w/ The Twoks, Georgia Spain
Saturday 6th February – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Timbers
Thursday 11th February – Twilight Markets, QEII Square, Albury, NSW
Friday 12th February – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC

The Waifs
Saturday 6th February – Twilights at Tarongo Zoo, Sydney, NSW

Vin Garbutt
Friday 5th February – Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 7th February – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 10th February – Rosny Barn, Hobart, TAS

William Fitzsimmons
Tuesday 9th February – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Willowy, Direwolf, Maia Jelavic
Friday 5th February – Desire Books & Records, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Wake Up” – Arcade Fire and David Bowie

I’ve been meaning to post this for weeks. It’s like the song was written for Bowie.

Watch the New Michael David Thomas Video “Bad Reputation (26 January)”

Michael David Thomas
Image Courtesy of Michael David Thomas

Brisbane based singer-songwriter Michael David Thomas has just released a stunning new animated video for his track “Bad Reputation (26 January)”. The song is about outcasts and people living on the fringe and is taken from his 2015 self-titled EP.

Check out the video for “Bad Reputation (26 January)” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 9th October

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival kicks off this week with a lineup that includes Andrew Clermont, The BordererS, Broads, The Button Collective, Chaika, Danny Spooner, Edema Ruh, Elwood Myre, Mal Webb, Nigel Wearne, Sparrow Folk, Totally Gourdgeous, and many more. Details here

– Brisbane singer-songwriter Michael David Thomas kicked off his tour this week to launch his debut EP. Details here

– We premiered the new video from Ade Vincent (The Tiger and Me), “My Chamber Door”. Details here

– Canadian trad trio The East Pointers have announced their full Australian festival dates for 2016. Details here

Passenger released three new videos – “Restless Wind”, “Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “Fools Gold”. Details here

Dawes released their cameo heavy video “All Your Favorite Bands”. Details here

Phia released an awesome version of Radiohead’s “15 Step”. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Dan Parsons announced a new album and tour. Details here

Father John Misty released his new video “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment”. Details here

– We got the first taste of the new Americana project from Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace, Applewood Road. Details here

– The Davidson Brothers have a bunch of festival dates coming up over the Spring. Details here

The National Folk Festival announced their first six artists – The East Pointers, Jacinta Price, The Company, The Mae Trio, Andrew Winton and Mànran. Details here

Releases This Week

Boy and Bear
Limit of LoveBoy & Bear
iTunes

Little May
For The CompanyLittle May
iTunes

Florasongs
FlorasongsThe Decemberists
iTunes

East Pointers
Secret VictoryThe East Pointers
iTunes

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Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Colm

Colm Mac Con Iomaire returns to Australia for a couple of shows at the Melbourne Festival. The Frames’ resident fiddle player combines traditional contemporary Irish music in his solo work to create something unique.

Friday 16th October – Foxtel Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Anna Cordell w/ William Crighton, Sarah Belkner, The Jam Jar
Thursday 15th October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

April Maze
Friday 16th October – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, NSW

Arbori
Thursday 15th October – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW

Ash Grunwald
Friday 9th October – Entrance Leagues, Bateau Bay, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Gearins Hotel, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 16th October – Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Bill Chambers and Bill Jackson
Sunday 11th October – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Brad Butcher
Saturday 10th October – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Friday 16th October – Foxtel Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC

Dustin Tebbutt w/ Jesse Davidson, Caitlin Park
Saturday 10th October – The Rosemount, Perth, WA

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 9th October – Tumbarumba Hall, Tumbarumba, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Guerie Community Hall, Guerie, NSW
Friday 16th October – Pleasant Hills Hall, Pleasant Hills, NSW

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Kinglake, VIC

Folk Alliance Conference
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October – Urban Camp, Melbourne, VIC

Joan Baez
Monday 12th October – Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA

John Flanagan and Liz Frencham
Friday 9th October – Tradewinds Folk, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Taste Canowindra, Canowindra, NSW
Friday 16th October – Live at the Wharf, Gnomon Pavilion, Ulverstone, TAS

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Katie Noonan
Thursday 15th October – Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC
Friday 16th October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Key To The Highway w/ Bree De Rome, Maia Jelavic
Friday 9th October – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Friday 9th to Saturday 17th October – Cruisin Country, ex-Sydney, NSW

Laura Marling
Friday 16th October – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Lior
Friday 9th October – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th October – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Loren Kate
Saturday 10th October – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA
Wednesday 14th October – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Michael David Thomas
Saturday 10th October – Spirit of Bundaberg Festival, Bundaberg, QLD
Thursday 15th October – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Nanga Music Festival
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October – Dwellingup, WA

Northern Beaches Music Festival
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October – Collaroy Beach, NSW

Patrick James
Thursday 15th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA

Sam Brittain
Friday 9th October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Sam Outlaw with Jonny Fritz, Shelly Colvin & Friends
Friday 16th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

The BordererS
Friday 9th to Saturday 17 October – Cruisin’ Country Cruise, Sydney to Vanuatu

The Paper Kites
Thursday 15th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA

The Snowdroppers
Friday 9th October – The Brightside, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 10th October – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

The Timbers
Friday 9th October – Mount Gambier Hotel, Mount Gambier SA
Saturday 10th October – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th October – Newport Bowls Club, Newport, VIC

The Waifs
Wednesday 14th October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 15th October – Nambour Civic Centre, Nambour, QLD

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Wingham, NSW

Winterbourne
Friday 9th October – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th Octpber – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Sunday 11th October – Lorne Hotel, Lorne, VIC
Wednesday 14th October – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“As I Roved Out” – Andy Irvine

Michael David Thomas Announces EP Launch Tour Dates

Michael David
Image Courtesy of Michael David Thomas

Brisbane singer-songwriter Michael David Thomas released his self-titled debut solo EP last Friday and will be heading out on tour from this week to celebrate.

Thomas is well known as one half of folk duo Breaking Hart Benton but this is his first EP under his own name. Check out the full list of tour dates, plus the new video “Jump In” below:

Wednesday 7th October – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Spirit of Bundaberg Festival, Bundaberg, QLD
Thursday 15th October – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 25th October – Triffid Roots, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 29th October – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 5th November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 17th July

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Breaking Hart Benton’s Michael David Thomas has gone solo with his new single and video “There Must Be Something Else”. Details here

– Sibling duo The Acfields released their new video “The Years” and announced an East Coast tour. Details here

– The July Bluegrass @ Yulli’s jam night in Sydney is next week and features Catgut. Details here

– Afro-klezmer party band Fat Yahoozah released their brand new album I Don’t Care this week and we’re streaming it. Details here

– Sydney indie-folk night Little Features announced their July lineup including Jon Cotton, Baby Lips and The Silhouettes, Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars and Make Like a Tree. Details here

Katie Noonan announced details of her new album Transmutant along with a national tour. Details here

– Katherine based singer Broadwing took out the NT Song Of The Year award with his folky track “Pockets”. Details here

– Sydney’s Citizen of the World released their awesome new clip “How Far We’ve Come”. Details here

– The next Country and Inner Western night in Sydney takes place on the 29th July and features The Green Mohair Suits, Caitlin Harnett and William Crighton. Details here

– We streamed Bronte‘s new track “My Word” ahead of his EP launch next week. Details here

– NZ based singer-songwriter Holly Arrowsmith released her new single “Desert Owl”. Details here

– This weekend’s Finders Keepers Markets in Melbourne will feature some fine folky music from Ayleen O’Hanlon, Danika Smith, Pepperjack, Brooke Russell, Forrest Falls and many more. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Toby Graham released his new single “Song”. Details here

– Sydney has a new regular Americana night, the Heartbreaker Sessions, the first of which will feature Caitlin Harnett and Brielle Davis. Details here

– Melbourne bluegrass gypsies The Scrimshaw Four have announced an August residency at The Workers Club. Details here

– A full eight months out the first round of artists for Bluesfest 2016 have been announced. Details here

– American singer Nathan Fox released his new single “Falling In Love”. Details here

Releases This Week

Fat Yahoozah
​I Don’t CareFat Yahoozah
Bandcamp

Jason Isbell
Something More Than FreeJason Isbell
iTunes

Wilco
Star WarsWilco
Official Site

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Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Catgut

Catgut

Our favourite bluegrass jam and show night, Bluegrass @ Yulli’s, has come around again and this month they’re showcasing local favourites Catgut. Grab your fiddle/mando/banjo/guitar/vocal chords and come on down!

Wednesday 22nd July – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Catgut
Wednesday 22nd July – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Bronte
Friday 24th July – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Davey Craddock
Tuesday 21st July – The Yarra, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – Perfect Drop, Daylesford, VIC

Finders Keepers Markets Melbourne
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th July – The Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC

Fraser A. Gorman
Friday 17th July – Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC

Helen Shanahan
Friday 17th July – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

HOWQUA
Friday 17th July – Solbar (Front Bar), Maroochydore, QLD
Sunday 19th July – Flow Restaurant, Old Bar, NSW

Jenny Lewis
Sunday 19th July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 22nd July – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW

Katie Noonan
Friday 24th July – Camelot, Sydney, NSW

Lacey Cole & the Lazy Colts
Thursday 23rd July – Moonshine Cider and Rum Bar, Manly, NSW

Of Monsters and Men
Tuesday 21st July – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 22nd July – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW

Owen Campbell
Friday 17th July – Commercial Hotel, Milton, NSW
Saturday 18th July – Club Jervis, Jervis Bay, NSW
Sunday 19th July – Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi, NSW

Ryan Adams w/ Jenny Lewis
Sunday 19th July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 20th July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 21st July – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW

Splendour in the Grass
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – North Byron Parklands, NSW

The Acfields
Thursday 23rd July – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 24th July – House Concert, Lismore, NSW

Toby Graham
Wednesday 22nd July – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Tom Stephens
Friday 17th July – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 18th July – Bar Oussou, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th July – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – The Bridge Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Packing Blankets” – The Eels

I heard the original, acoustic version of this track playing in a pub the other day and I was transported back to hearing this for the first time in 2000. This version is a bit more rock and country than the original but I love the escapism of the song.

Watch the New Michael David Thomas Video “There Must Be Something Else”

Michael David Thomas
Image Courtesy of Michael David Thomas

Brisbane singer-songwriter Michael David Thomas (one half of Breaking Hart Benton) has just announced that he’s been working on his debut solo EP and has just released the first single “There Must Be Something Else”.

The single also has a brand new video – check it out here:

To celebrate the release of “There Must Be Something Else” Michael David Thomas will be launching the single at a special show in Brisbane. The show will take place this Thursday 16th July at The Junk Bar – check out the official Facebook event here for more details.

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